How would you respond to a student who told you during an office hours visit that they were feeling suicidal? What would you do if you noticed major changes in a student’s demeanor in class, but they didn’t seem inclined to talk to you, even when prompted? UP faculty want to have the knowledge and skills to navigate these troubling waters and also understand their own limits. The Teaching and Learning Collaborative invites you to a brown bag session on Wednesday, November 15, 11:25-12:20 p.m., in Buckley Center room 215. Facilitators Andrew Guest, psychological sciences, and Eliot Altschul, Health & Counseling Center, will walk participants through vignettes such as these, illuminate how support services on campus for mental wellness have expanded in the past year, and field questions related to faculty members’ roles in student mental health. We hope this type of brown bag conversation will recur, so suggestions for future sessions will be solicited.
Green Dot is hosting the next Bystander Intervention Training for students on Saturday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to Tiger Simpson, Health and Counseling Center. Nominations are being collected for student leaders to attend the training and help UP decrease violence in its community. This link connects to a nomination form which only takes about 30 seconds to fill out, and there is an option to remain anonymous if desired.
Each nomination goes a long way in ensuring that the University community is free of violence, and also creates lasting change to ensure future Pilots enter into a community where violence is not tolerated.
For more information contact Simpson at x8125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week, as a third installment in the Teaching and Learning Collaborative blog series on mental health information for faculty and academic staff, meet the new and returning professional psychologists at the UP Health and Counseling Center. When we have concerns about students, who are the professionals that might help us know what to do, and who often help our students through challenging points in their college career? This week’s entry should help faculty know who to call.
The Health and Counseling Center is hosting a flu clinic for students (there will be opportunities in the future for faculty and staff to receive flu shots) on Friday, September 15, in the Mehling Ballroom. The flu shots will be free with most insurance providers (students with Kaiser and Group Health must utilize Kaiser facilities). Please spread the word (not the flu) and help us keep our community healthy. For more information or ADA accommodations, please contact the health center at x7134 or email@example.com.
Carol Dell’Oliver has accepted the University’s offer to be the new director of the Health and Counseling Center. Her first day on campus will be Wednesday, August 2.
Dell’Oliver is a licensed clinical psychologist and is currently director of the Caldwell Counseling Center at Warner Pacific University. She has extensive background in college counseling, supervision, and clinical leadership as well as she has experience providing outpatient mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults in her private practice.
Susan Chisum, assistant director for primary care, has served as interim director since May. For more information contact Fr. John Donato, C.S.C., vice president for student affairs, at x8532 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends yearly influenza vaccination and the University Health and Counseling Center encourages all campus community members to follow that recommendation. The timing of flu season is unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. between December and February. However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May. The CDC recommends that people get vaccinated against the flu soon after vaccine becomes available, preferably by October. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu, so the time is now.
The Health and Counseling Center has partnered with Walmart Pharmacy this year for flu vaccinations. Walmart will be on campus Thursday, October 13, from 5 to 9 p.m., in Mehling Ballroom and Saturday, November 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mehling Ballroom. Please bring your health insurance card, as most insurance plans will cover the cost. Help join us in keeping our University community healthy.
Contact the health center at x7134 for more information.
Trout comes to The Bluff from Willamette University, where she served as director of the Bishop Wellness Center for the past 10 years. She was peer-nominated and awarded Willamette University’s Administrator of the Year in 2013.
Prior to her time at Willamette, Trout worked as a nurse manager and assistant director at the Center for Student Health and Counseling at Portland State University for five years. Trout graduated from the University of Portland with a nursing degree and holds an MBA from Willamette University. She has been active with Oregon College Health Association for the last 15 years and is a past co-chair of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, Campus Committee. An avid cyclist, Trout is a member of Women on Wheels, a local group that seeks to empower women to travel by bicycle and other alternative modes of transportation.
For more information, contact Fr. Olinger’s office at 8532 or email@example.com.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that decisions to vaccinate adolescents and young adults 16 through 23 years of age against serogroup B meningococcal disease (MenB) should be made at the individual level with healthcare providers, according to Susan Chisum, health center. College students, who spend lots of time together in close quarters, are more likely to catch and spread meningitis. The University health center recommends that students and their families discuss the matter with their health care providers to determine if they should receive the vaccine.
The TLC resource of the week for March 2-8 will be Catch UP Sessions offered by the students with disabilities office, a key partner in the Teaching and Learning Collaborative. Catch UP is a series of workshops for faculty and staff to help them “Catch UP” by answering questions about accommodations and providing simple tips for incorporating accessibility into course materials. The Catch UP series will take place on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Franz Hall Murphy Room, on the following dates: March 3 (on Confidentiality, Safety Plans and Note-Taking), 17 (on Exacerbation of Condition and the 30% Absence Limit), 24 (on Defining Accessibility for Course Materials) and 31 (on Exam accommodations). All attendees at each session will receive a coupon for a free cup of coffee.
For more information contact Melanie Gangle, health center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, January 23, 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Alert Network issued an advisory regarding the multi-state measles outbreak, which began in California in December. CDC reminds us that measles is a highly contagious, acute viral illness which can cause severe health complications, including pneumonia, encephalitis, and death. It is transmitted by contact with an infected person through coughing and sneezing; infected people are contagious from four days before their rash starts through four days afterwards. After an infected person leaves a location, the virus remains viable for up to two hours on surfaces and in the air.
Please visit the CDC website to learn what vaccines are recommended for you. Contact your healthcare provider, local pharmacy or the health center for additional information.